What an honor to present these amazingly talented and Legendary Mujeres for Women’s Herstory Month! For those of us that know the true essence of what it takes to be a part of this Los Angeles Graffiti Art Movement, we know and appreciate the contribution both Blosm and Petal have given to the Arts for over two decades.
Petal and Blosm are both Los Angeles based graffiti artists, muralist and environmental activists. Petal LOD or Peligro Abejas (Danger Beez) has been writing graffiti art since the early 1990s. She is known for her iconic Bees symbols which brings awareness to her “Save the Beez” Foundation, which educates the public the dangers of environmental pollution killing the existence of bees.
Blosm LOD MTA WCA is a Los Angeles-based graffiti artist and muralist. She has been writing graffiti art since the late 1980s. She is one of the few Los Angeles-based graffiti artists that have made a strong impact as a leading Graffiti writer in a male dominant graffiti art movement. Petal and Blosm were two of the only women graffiti artists that took part on the LA Liber Aminicorum, which is also known as The Getty Graffiti Black Book.
Both Petal and Blosm have established their names and notable works in art shows such as the ESMOA; Las Amazonas-LA Graffiti Women which was held on Saturday August 9, 2014 at the ESMoA museum in conjunction with the previous Scratch Art Show which was held on June 8, which was an important lecture discussing the women in the Getty Black Book, as well as discussing issues of art, culture and most importantly feminism. This discussion panel brought these women back together and we owe it all to the efforts of Petal & Blosm. It is important to recognize these women sacrificed their lives for years for the sake of getting up and being a part of history. If it weren’t for these courageous L.A. Graffiti Writers; a lot of these newer generations of artists, “street artists” wouldn’t have the acceptance of society to paint just like “the boys”. My respect and admiration is given to all these Mujeres as well.
One of the recent works Petal and Blosm have been a part of was at the Los Angeles Art Show 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, as part of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles exhibition. The Danger Beez’s along with the assistance of Los Angeles based muralist Sonji did live art painting for the public, taking the opportunity of bringing awareness of police brutality, social injustice and consciousness awareness. Please check the gallery below for pictures on this awesome event.
And in most recent news; Petal has recently been added to the family of the Mural conservancy of Los Angeles and we are all excited to see her grow more as an artist and muralist but most importantly; representing for us Mujeres in this movement.
For this and more than 20 years of non stop contributions; You ladies deserve to be on this list of Women making Herstory heard! We are all proud of your hard work and dedication to both Graffiti and our Arts communities!
With Much Love & Respect,
Monica Smiles Tobon
You can find out more about their Danger Beez Foundation at the link below:
HERE ARE OTHER USELINKS ON PETAL AND BLOSM
This Saturday come by to La Vida Tattoo Candle Show and show your support.
As many of us know how hard our friend Trigz worked for the success of LA VIDA Tattoo Shop and we must all do as we can to keep his legacy, hard work and dedication for tattoos, graffiti and support to his family ALWAYS!
LA VIDA TATTOO GRAND OPENING
& Art Show, Saturday December 6th
Showcasing candles done by artists from all over.
EVERYONE IS WELCOMED!
6342 Laurel Canyon North Hollywood California
Like always I will be there to show my support and document another great part of History for our West Coast Graffiti Movement.
Much Love & Respect
Monica Smiles Tobon